Seasonal Field Technician positions: Pollinators and pollination in longleaf pine savannas

We seek to fill multiple field technician positions for a large-scale experiment testing how the restoration of longleaf pine ecosystem in the Southeastern United States impacts insect pollinators and pollination services. Primary job duties will include field, laboratory, and office tasks required for studies of insect pollinator communities and pollination biology. The goal of the research for this field season is to collect and preserve pollinating insects, especially bees, across many experimental plots in the field using a variety of methods.

Positions will begin by mid- to late April 2018, with some flexibility, and will last for approximately 6 months. Pay rate will be $14 per hour.
The technician will work at the Savannah River Site, live in a town near the site (Aiken or New Ellenton, SC, or Augusta, GA), and will join a team of Lars Brudvig, Rufus Isaacs, Jason Gibbs, and Nash Turley, and Sabrie Breland, a lead technician based at The Savanna River Site.
Housing is not provided, but low-cost options are available. Successful candidates will have, or be working towards, a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Previous field research experience is required, previous entomological or botanical field experience is highly desired. The successful applicant must be able to endure hot, humid conditions and long hours in the field.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is important to note that the research site is a highly secure area run by the federal government, so non-United States citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there.

To apply, please email a resume and a letter including descriptions of past experience that highlight entomology/botany/ecology experience, why this position is interesting or important to you, dates of availability, and contact information with email addresses for two references to Lars Brudvig ( with subject line “Seasonal technician application”.  Review of application materials will begin immediately; applications received after February 9, 2018 will not be considered.